Rheinischer Verein of Milwaukee

​​​​Current Events

All events are subject to change due to the COVID19. If we cancel an event or meeting, it is for the best interest of our members and the community. 

Please stay safe.


  • Continental Showcase with Bob Ziebenbein on Joy 1340am
    • First Saturday of the month. Rheinischer Verein has a radio spot from 1:45–2:00 p.m. Let your friends know and enjoy some nice music!


  • Board Meeting:
    • Sunday, August 16th at 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Sunday, September 20th at 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Sunday, October 18th at 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
  • ​General Meeting:  
    • Sunday, August 16th at 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
      • ​The annual meeting this day also for reports.
    • Sunday, September 20th at 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Sunday, October 18th at 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus

Our Events:

  • Kameradschaft Evening
    • We would like to get together with everyone once things settle down. In the meantime, call a friend in the club to check-in and say h, it could just brighten their day and yours!
  • Opening of Karneval Season 11/11/2020
    • ​More details to come on where to celebrate with us!
  • "Crowning" event in November 2020
    • More details to come!

Events below in Red are canceled. 

Events in Green below have changed the date with the new date listed.

Other German Culture Events​​​​​​​​​​

  • Group Trivia Hosted by UDoM
    • ​Saturday, August 15th at 5pm
    • Location: Schwabenhof
    • Join this great night of fun, friendship, and trivia! See our Registration form on our website
    • 5pm Registration/Table set-up begins. 6pm Trivia Game Starts 
      • Feel free to bring your own table snacks. NO alcohol carry-ins.
    • How does it work? $100 per Team entry (Up to 10 people) OR $15 per single individual. The entry includes FREE pitcher of beer or soda (1 pitcher for every 4 players on a team)
    • Compete in a 2 half, 9 round game of trivia. Large gift baskets awarded for the top 3 teams! Prize for best team table decor (BE CREATIVE!) Prizes for all players! 50/50 Raffle! Proceeds from this event will go toward costumes, travel expenses, and group needs for the UDoM Kinder and Kultur groups. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful group of members who enjoy sharing the Donauschwaben culture with the public through dance, song and German language.
    • Questions? Call 262-510-8556 or email udomkinder@gmail.com
  • Maifest 2020
    • New Dates: Friday - Sunday, August 21st to 23rd
    • Location: Friendenfeld Park
    • Mai Fest is packed full of authentic German cuisine, beverages, entertainment, and live performances. 
    • Sheepshead tournament Saturday and Sunday noon to 4pm
      Vendor & Craft Fair on Sunday noon to 4pm

  • Chicago German-American Oktoberfest
    • ​September 11th, 12th, and 13th
      • Friday, September 11 from 5pm to 11pm. Opening ceremony at 8pm
      • Saturday, September 12 from Noon to 11pm. Parade at 2pm. 
      • Sunday, September 13 from Noon to 10pm. German Mass Service starts at 11am. 
    • Free admission. German hospitality in two large tents. Good food, beer, and wine served every day. Three bands playing for your entertainment. 
  • New York Stueben Day Parade
    • Saturday, September 19th 
    • Location: your own couch! Enjoy this parade virtually with the link above.   
  • Waukesha Oktoberfest
    • ​Saturday, September 26th
    • Location: Waukesha Frame Park
    • Free admission
    • Includes live music, food, beer, and contests of hammerschlagen, masskrugstemmen, and cornhole.
  • German / American Day
    • Sunday, October 4th
  • 75th Anniversary & Kirchweih Celebration
    • October 18th
    • Location: Schwabenhof
    • More details to come!
  • Spielmanzug Milwaukee Crowning
    • ​​Saturday, November 7th
    • More information to come!
  • Chicago Rheinischer Verein Opening of Karneval
    • ​Saturday, November 11th
    • More information to come!
  • Holiday Folk Fair
    • ​Friday - Sunday, November 20-22
    • Location: State Fair Park
    • Come out and celebrate the different cultures that make this nation great. Try some new food, and maybe even learn a new dance!
  • Minnesota Spielmannzug Crowning
    • ​Saturday, November 21st
    • More details to come!
  • Krampusnacht
    • ​Saturday, December 5th
    • If you are good, there is nothing to be worried about...were you good? Otherwise, be prepared for Krampus to come knocking on your door!
    • More details to come!
  • Muller Bummel Tour
    • ​Saturday, January 9th. 
    • Somehow the Muller's always seem to find a way out un-supervised. Come watch as they are let loose on the town and perform several centuries-old tradition. 
  • GAMGA 2021
    • Thursday, January 14, 2021, through Sunday, January 17, 2021
    • Canceled this year and we hope everyone stays safe and healthy.
  • Chicago Rheinischer Verein Grand Maskenball
    • ​Saturday, February 13th, 2021
    • More details to come
  • Chicago Reheinischer Verein Rosenmontag
    • ​Monday, February 15th, 2021
    • More details to come.
  • Germanfest 40th Year Celebration
    • ​Location: Summerfest Grounds
    • Friday, July 23, 2021, 3pm to Midnight
    • Saturday, July 24, 2021, Noon to Midnight
    • Sunday, July 25, 2020, Noon to 9pm
    • Contact a member to see how to volunteer at one of our many locations throughout the grounds! Sell beer, help with electric, chill in the culture tent, or go backstage and meet the bands!
  • New York Stueben Day Parade
    • ​​Saturday, September 18, 2021